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    • The Red Hand

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author known for his works of horror and the fantastic. He is acknowledged as an influence on modern writers of supernatural fiction. His story "The Red Hand" (1895) tells of a grisly murder committed with the most unusual of weapons, an ancient stone axe.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • At the Farmhouse

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    E.F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic "Lucia" novels. In his own day it was his ghost stories which were his most popular works. At the Farmhouse exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of supernatural and macabre tales.

    Regular price: $2.10

    • The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems

    • By: Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The author of the famous Alice books also wrote many poems notably in the humorous and nonsense genres. "The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in Eight Fits)", published in 1876 and possibly his best known and most accomplished verse, is presented here together with another of his longer poems, "Phantasmagoria" and "Melancholetta", "Sea Dirge", "Size and Tears", plus five poems from Alice.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • Ghost Stories - Volume Two

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    M. R. James (1862-1936) was provost of King's College, Cambridge, and Eton College. He was a highly regarded scholar and academic in his time but today is remembered for his ghost stories, which are considered among the finest in the genre. The six stories in Volume Two are: "The Ash Tree", "Martin's Close", "Lost Hearts", "The Tractate Middoth", "After Dark in the Playing Fields", and "Wailing Well".

    Regular price: $9.80

    • The Raven

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The narrator is in deep sorrow, mourning his lost love, and is slowly sinking into despair when he is visited by a talking raven from whom he seeks comfort and hope, but whose only utterance is a single portentous word - "nevermore."

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    • I would listen to anything read by Macready.

    • By Michelle D. Watts on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $1.75

    • The Judge's House and Other Stories

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The creator of Dracula, Bram Stoker, wrote many other novels and works of short fiction. Here are four of his short stories which have some of the same weird, unsettling, and entertaining qualities as his gothic masterpiece. They are "The Judge's House", "The Secret of the Growing Gold", "The Squaw", and "A Dream of Red Hands."

    Regular price: $4.20

    • The Gentle Grafter

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Gentle Grafter contains 14 tales relating the questionable exploits of “Jeff Peters” (the gentle grafter) and his several “partners in graft”. 

    Regular price: $12.60

    • The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    • By: Rudolf Erich Raspe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the first volume of The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe. The Baron relates his fantastical experiences and exploits, telling of the many singular incidents such as climbing to the moon on a beanstalk, riding on a cannon ball, being swallowed by a fish and being rescued from its insides, flying on an eagle from Margate to America, and many other incredible adventures, and challenges anyone who doubts him, asserting he is "a traveler of veracity!"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Baron Rides Again!

    • By Tony J Hall on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $5.60

    • The Ballad of Reading Gaol

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" was written by Oscar Wilde in France, where he was in exile after his release from Reading Gaol. Wilde had been imprisoned and sentenced to two years hard labor. A hanging took place while Wilde was incarcerated, and the poem is the narrative of the execution.

    Regular price: $3.50

    • Hymn to Proserpine

    • And Other Poems
    • By: Algernon Charles Swinburne
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) was a poet, critic, novelist, and playwright. He was born in London and educated at Eton and Oxford and was a contemporary of the Pre-Raphaelites. "Hymn to Proserpine" was published in 1866 in "Poems and Ballads", Swinburne's first collection of poems which was a great success but which contained subjects that were, at the time, very controversial. Other poems in this collection are: "A Ballad of Dreamland", "A Leave-Taking", "At Parting", "August", "Genesis", "Itylus", "Rococo", "Sapphics", "An Interlude", "The Nightingale", "Three Faces", and "Before the Mirror."

    Regular price: $3.50

    • The Death of Halpin Frayser

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ambrose Bierce's collection of short stories of the supernatural and macabre Can Such Things Be? was first published in 1893 and republished in a revised edition in 1910. One of its most notable inclusions is "The Death of Halpin Frayser" a gothic tale of the murder of the fated hero by the reanimated corpse of his beloved mother.

    Regular price: $3.50

    • The Moth and Other Stories

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    H. G. Wells, best known for his science fiction novels, wrote many short stories which had the same engaging qualities as his major works. Strange, disturbing, but full of wit and humour, here are nine of them: "The Moth", "In the Avu Observatory", "The Stolen Bacillus", "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid", and five more.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • The Thing Invisible

    • Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
    • By: William Hope Hodgson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    “The Thing Invisible” is a story featuring Thomas Carnacki, a detective who investigates cases of an occult or supernatural nature. It is one of five tales of Carnacki's ghost hunting exploits that first appeared serially in The Idler magazine in 1910 and were published together with one more as a collection Carnacki the Ghost-Finder in 1913. After a good dinner, Mr. Carnacki relates his experiences of ghost-finding to his limited circle of four friends whom he has summoned to his home in Chelsea.

    Regular price: $3.50

    • Holy Terrors

    • Nine Stories
    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author known for his works of horror and the fantastic. He is recognized as an influence on modern writers of supernatural fiction. Holy Terrors (published in 1946, a year before his death) is a collection of 14 short stories of which nine are very short and are included in this recording. They are: “The Rose Garden”, “Psychology”, “The Soldier's Rest”, “The Cosy Room”, “The Ceremony”, “Holy Things”, “The Turanians”, “The Happy Children”, and “Munitions of War”.

    Regular price: $4.90

    • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

    • By: Thomas De Quincey
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
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    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) was first published anonymously in 1821 in the London Magazine and was published in book form a year later. A revised edition was published in 1846. It is an account by the author of his addiction to laudanum and the effects it had on his life. This recording presents an abridged version of the 1856 edition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Abrupt Ending....

    • By Virginia Waldron on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $11.20

    • The Damned Thing

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ambrose Bierce's collection of short stories of the supernatural and the macabre Can Such Things Be was first published in 1893. One of it's most frightening tales, "The Damned Thing", tells of the horrifying slaughter of a man by a supernatural and invisible "Thing"!

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    • good mystery

    • By Linda Warren on 04-20-18

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    • Favourite Classic Poems

    • By: Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    collection of favorite classic poems by some of our best loved poets, including Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, John Keats, William Butler Yeats, Thomas Love Peacock, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Shakespeare, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and others.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • The Diary of a Nobody

    • By: George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George and Weedon Grossmith were born in London into a theatrical family, and it was natural that they should both take up careers on the stage. Weedon initially studied art but later joined his brother, George, in the theatre.

    Regular price: $11.20

    • Reginald

    • By: Saki
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Reginald, published in 1904, was the first of Saki's collections of short stories. The eponymous Reginald is an effete, cynical young man-about-town whose character is a vehicle for Saki's delicious biting wit satirizing Edwardian high society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm not above rubies...

    • By Zaubermond on 11-28-16
    • By: Saki
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Release date: 12-07-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $6.30

    • William Shakespeare - Sonnets

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Presenting a selection of sonnets by William Shakespeare. There are 24 in number in this first selection. They are, in order: 18, 33, 11, 3, 5, 6, 29, 10, 22, 2, 4, 7, 1, 9, 27, 8, 30, 116, 34, 54, 12, 66, 77, 60.

    Regular price: $2.10

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